Labor: Still Unanswered

For hours ahead of time, the word was spread through Washington: at his press conference. President Kennedy was going to give the Flight Engineers' International Association, which was threatening a strike that would ground three major airlines, the same tough treatment that he had given Big Steel. But as it turned out, the difference was as between that of an ingot and an iota.

To be sure, Kennedy did place himself firmly against the threatened strike: "I strongly urge the flight engineers to meet their public responsibilities.'' But there was none of the abusive language that he used against the...

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